A gas stove is a heating appliance that is well worth a visit because of its functionality. Its use is advantageous, and it is easy to maintain. Discover in this article the different types of gas stove and their particularities.
1. The infrared stove
Used as a backup, this type of stove provides heat thanks to its good inertia. Fueled by gas bottles, it offers several hours of autonomy. Indeed, this device is suitable for small and medium-sized areas and can reduce the electricity costs of a house that does not have central heating.
- It works according to the combustion resulting from the mixture of air and gas, which takes place on the surface of refractory support. It has several advantages:
- With a warm appearance, its orange color offers the pleasure of a fireplace for its user.
- It provides fast, homogeneous heat and strong inertia, which it diffuses by radiation.
- You will not need electricity to use it.
However, it is unsuitable for large spaces and is less efficient than a boiler. Not very ecological and powered by a non-renewable energy source, its use depends on another type of central heating or electric convectors.
2. The infrared stove
Its operation is quite simple. It has a burner pierced by small openings where the gas passes when the stove is turned on. The instantaneous heat diffusion allows heating the room even for a minute. Installation and maintenance are quite difficult despite some essential rules.
This gas stove offers many advantages. Its price is interesting, and it is one of the most popular appliances on the supplementary heating market. It is very practical with its energy performance. Indeed, its heating comfort is very appreciated thanks to its heat diffusion. Very important, it is easy to use since you will only have to change the gas bottle once it is empty.
However, it has some disadvantages. Its energy performance is less interesting than that of infrared gas stoves, with an average heat diffusion that lasts less time. It is not very environmentally friendly because of its use of gas and its combustion, which releases particles that are harmful to the environment.
3. The catalytic gas stove
This last type of gas stove is the least common of the three models. Its particularity is the absence of flames during combustion. It is equipped with a ceramic fiber panel that diffuses low-temperature heat over the entire surface. As for the two infra-red devices, the gas stove with catalysis is also suitable for the interior of homes. On the other hand, its autonomy depends on the model, but it varies between 35 to 120 hours.
Concerning its advantages, it allows for preserving the quality of the air. Indeed, compared to other models, it does not produce carbon monoxide. This device allows you to preserve the environment by releasing the least amount of toxic gas. This feature preserves the quality of the heat provided thanks to the size of the radiation surface.
Despite its advantages, it does have some drawbacks. It has a small heating surface compared to infrared or infrared gas stoves. Secondly, a gas leak can cause serious consequences such as intoxication or an explosion.
Indeed, like the infrared stove, it is not very ecological because of the exploitation of the non-renewable resource, gas. These different types of gas stoves have their own particularities. It is up to you to see which one is best suited to your needs. But if not, you can ask a gas stove expert to help you with your choice.
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